Choosing Sides… Does It Matter?
It’s a ritual every new couple goes through when sleepovers become customary: claiming your half of the bed. One person likes the cool breeze by the window; the other needs to be closer to the bathroom for the middle-of-the-night pee trips. Which zone you choose doesn’t suggest anything deeper about the dynamic. However, once you pick, don’t swap sides. Sleeping in your usual spot can be reassuring and may help promote a sense of safety and security in your relationship, says marriage counsellor Jean Fitzpatrick.